2009–10 Mexican Primera División season

Primera División de México
Season 2009–10
Champions Apertura:
Monterrey (3rd title)
Bicentenario:
Toluca (10th title)
Relegated Ciudad Juárez
Champions League Monterrey
Toluca
Cruz Azul
Santos Laguna
Copa Libertadores Morelia
Monterrey
Tecos
Guadalajara
San Luis
InterLiga América
Monterrey
Santos Laguna
Puebla
Atlante
UANL
Estudiantes Tecos
Chiapas
SuperLiga Pachuca
Morelia
Puebla
UNAM
Matches played 176
Goals scored 472 (2.68 per match)
Top goalscorer Apertura:
Emanuel Villa (17 goals)
Bicentenario:
Javier Hernández
Johan Fano
Hérculez Gómez (10 goals)
Biggest home win América 7–2 Toluca (August 30, 2009)
Morelia 5–0 Ciudad Juárez (August 16, 2009)
América 5–0 Estudiantes Tecos (September 13, 2009)
Morelia 5–0 Querétaro (September 27, 2009)
Toluca 5–0 Estudiantes Tecos (April 4, 2010)
Biggest away win Atlas 1–4 Guadalajara(November 7, 2009)
2010–11

The 2009–10 Primera División de México season is the 63rd professional season of Mexico's top-flight football league, and 13th season in which the Apertura and Clausura system is used. The season is split into two tournaments—the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Bicentenario—each with identical formats and each contested by the same eighteen teams.

Clubs

Seventeen teams returned for this season. Necaxa was relegated the previous season after accumulating the lowest coefficient over the past three seasons. They were replaced by Querétaro, who was promoted from the Liga de Ascenso.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing
manager
Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Replaced by Date of
appointment
Position in
table
Querétaro Mexico Héctor Medrano Resigned Aug. 23, 2009 Chile Carlos Reinoso Aug. 26, 2009 16th
Guadalajara Mexico Francisco Ramírez Sacked Sep. 12, 2009 Mexico Raúl Arias Sep. 15, 2009 15th
Indios de Ciudad Juárez Uruguay Héctor Hugo Eugui Sacked Sep. 28, 2009 Mexico José Treviño Oct. 11, 2009 17th
San Luis Mexico Juan Antonio Luna Resigned Oct. 12, 2009 Argentina Miguel Ángel López 10th
Guadalajara Mexico Raúl Arias Sacked Nov. 3, 2009 Mexico José Luis Real Nov. 3, 2009 14th
Changes during the Bicentenario
Indios de Ciudad Juárez Mexico José Treviño Sacked March 1, 2010 TBA TBA 18th

Torneo Apertura

The 2009 Torneo Apertura was the first tournament of the season. The tournament began on July 24 and ended on December 13. Defending champion UNAM failed to defend their title after missing the playoffs. On December 13, 2009, Monterrey defeated Cruz Azul 6–4 in aggregate score to win their third title. Cruz Azul forward Emanuel Villa won his first golden boot after scoring 17 goals, five more than Héctor Mancilla who won it the two previous tournaments.

Regular season

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Toluca 17 11 2 4 32 19 +13 35
2 Cruz Azul 17 11 0 6 35 19 +16 33
3 Morelia 17 10 3 4 31 15 +16 33 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage[a]
4 América 17 8 6 3 29 16 +13 30 2010 InterLiga
5 Monterrey 17 9 3 5 27 16 +11 30
6 Santos Laguna 17 7 6 4 29 24 +5 27
7 Puebla 17 6 8 3 19 19 0 26
8 Pachuca 17 7 3 7 24 29 −5 24
9 Atlante 17 7 2 8 18 23 −5 23 2010 InterLiga
10 UANL 17 5 7 5 23 18 +5 22
11 San Luis 17 5 6 6 21 24 −3 21
12 Estudiantes Tecos 17 5 5 7 23 29 −6 20 2010 InterLiga
13 Chiapas 17 5 4 8 17 22 −5 19
14 Guadalajara 17 5 4 8 23 29 −6 19
15 Atlas 17 5 3 9 14 25 −11 18
16 Querétaro 17 5 3 9 17 29 −12 18
17 UNAM 17 4 5 8 16 23 −7 17
18 Ciudad Juárez 17 0 6 11 7 26 −19 6
Updated to match(es) played on November 14, 2009. Source: FeMexFut
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head score; 5th away goals; 6th draw
Notes:
  1. ^ The berth to the 2010 Copa Libertadores goes to the highest placed team currently not participating in the 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League. This excludes Toluca, Pachuca, Cruz Azul, or UNAM from qualifying to the Copa Libertadores.
Group 1
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Toluca 17 11 2 4 32 19 +13 35 Advances to the Final Phase
2 San Luis 17 5 6 6 21 24 −3 21
3 Guadalajara 17 5 4 8 23 29 −6 19
4 Atlas 17 5 3 9 14 25 −11 18
5 Querétaro 17 5 3 9 17 29 −12 18
6 Ciudad Juárez 17 0 6 11 7 26 −19 6
Source: [citation needed]
Group 2
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Morelia 17 10 3 4 31 15 +16 33 Advances to the Final Phase
2 América 17 8 6 3 29 16 +13 30
3 Monterrey 17 9 3 5 26 16 +10 30 Advances to the Final Phase[a]
4 Puebla 17 6 8 3 19 19 0 26
5 Pachuca 17 7 3 7 24 29 −5 24
6 Chiapas 17 5 4 8 17 22 −5 19
Source: [citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Advanced as the two best teams in general table that are not either a group winner or runner-up.
Group 3
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Cruz Azul 17 11 0 6 35 19 +16 33 Advances to the Final Phase
2 Santos Laguna 17 7 6 4 29 24 +5 27
3 Atlante 17 7 2 8 18 23 −5 23
4 UANL 17 5 7 5 23 18 +5 22
5 Estudiantes Tecos 17 5 5 7 23 29 −6 20
6 UNAM 17 4 5 8 16 23 −7 17
Updated to match(es) played on November 15, 2009. Source: FeMexFut (in Spanish)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Playoffs

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 Toluca 0 1 1  
8 San Luis 1 0 1  
  1 Toluca 0 1 1  
  5 Monterrey 2 1 3  
4 América 0 1 1
5 Monterrey 1 1 2  
  5 Monterrey 4 2 6
  2 Cruz Azul 3 1 4
2 Cruz Azul 4 3 7  
7 Puebla 4 2 6  
  2 Cruz Azul 0 2 2
  3 Morelia 0 1 1  
3 Morelia 1 3 4
6 Santos Laguna 2 0 2  


 Primera División Profesional
2009 Apertura Champion 
Monterrey
3rd title

Top goalscorers

Updated to November 22, 2009
Source: FeMexFut

Awards

The awards for this tournament were given out in Mexico City on January 17, 2010.[1]

Non-voting awards
Balón de Oro

Torneo Bicentenario

The 2010 Torneo Bicentenario is the second tournament of the season. The tournament began on January 16 and ended on May 15. The tournament got its name (the Bicentennial tournament) to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the Mexican independence.

Regular season

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Monterrey 17 10 6 1 30 15 +15 36
2 Guadalajara 17 10 2 5 28 21 +7 32
3 Toluca 17 8 6 3 27 15 +12 30
4 UNAM 17 7 7 3 20 10 +10 28
5 Santos Laguna 17 8 4 5 27 25 +2 28
6 América 17 7 4 6 29 20 +9 25
7 Morelia 17 7 4 6 22 13 +9 25
8 Pachuca 17 7 4 6 27 26 +1 25
9 Cruz Azul 17 7 4 6 20 20 0 25
10 Atlas 17 7 3 7 26 23 +3 24
11 Querétaro 17 6 3 8 13 25 −12 21
12 Chiapas 17 4 7 6 22 24 −2 19
13 Puebla 17 5 4 8 28 31 −3 19
14 Tecos F.C. 17 5 4 8 26 32 −6 19
15 UANL 17 5 4 8 19 26 −7 19
16 Atlante 17 4 4 9 21 29 −8 16
17 Indios de Ciudad Juárez 17 4 3 10 10 29 −19 15
18 San Luis 17 3 5 9 18 29 −11 14
Updated to match(es) played on 19 April 2010. Source: FeMexFut (in Spanish)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head score; 5th away goals; 6th draw
Group 1
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Guadalajara 17 10 2 5 28 21 +7 32 Advances to the Final Phase
2 Toluca 17 8 6 3 27 15 +12 30
3 Atlas 17 7 3 7 26 23 +3 24
4 Querétaro 17 6 3 8 13 25 −12 21
5 Indios de Ciudad Juárez 17 4 3 10 10 29 −19 15
6 San Luis 17 3 5 9 18 28 −10 14
Source: [citation needed]
Group 2
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Monterrey 17 10 6 1 30 15 +15 36 Advances to the Final Phase
2 América 17 7 4 6 29 20 +9 25
2 Morelia 17 7 4 6 22 13 +9 25 Advances to the Final Phase[a]
3 Pachuca 17 7 4 6 27 26 +1 25
5 Chiapas 17 4 7 6 22 24 −2 19
6 Puebla 17 5 4 8 28 31 −3 19
Source: [citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Advanced as the two best teams in general table that are not either a group winner or runner-up.
Group 3
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 UNAM 17 7 7 3 20 10 +10 28 Advances to the Final Phase
2 Santos Laguna 17 8 4 5 27 25 +2 28
3 Cruz Azul 17 7 4 6 20 20 0 25
4 Tecos F.C. 17 5 4 8 26 32 −6 19
5 UANL 17 5 4 8 19 26 −7 19
6 Atlante 17 4 4 9 21 29 −8 16
Updated to match(es) played on April 25, 2010. Source: FeMexFut (in Spanish)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Playoff Stage

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
1 Monterrey 0 1 1  
8 Pachuca 1 2 3  
  3 Toluca 2 1 3  
  8 Pachuca 2 0 2  
3 Toluca 2 2 4
6 América 2 0 2  
  3 Toluca 2 0 2 (4)
  5 Santos Laguna 2 0 2 (3)
4 UNAM 0 1 1  
5 Santos Laguna 2 0 2  
  5 Santos Laguna 3 7 10
  7 Morelia 3 1 4  
2 Guadalajara 2 0 2
7 Morelia 4 1 5  


 Primera División de México
Bicentenario 2010 Champion 
Toluca
10th title

Top goalscorers

Updated to April 25, 2010
Source: FeMexFut

Relegation

References

  1. ^ "Balones de Oro del A2009... Monterrey y Cruz Azul Arrasan". Mediotiempo. 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2010-05-20.

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